Definition of ploughman's spikenard in English:

Share this entry

ploughman's spikenard

noun

A European plant of the daisy family, with purple and yellow flower heads.
  • Inula conyzae, family Compositae.
Example sentences
  • The older herbalists considered Ploughman's Spikenard a good wound herb, and it was frequently taken in decoction for bruises, ruptures, inward wounds, pains in the side and difficulty of breathing.
  • Ploughman's Spikenard is a tall, but rather plain plant with purplish stems and dull yellow flowers.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: ploughman's spike|nard

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.